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Sam meaning and name origin
Sam \sam\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sam). Nickname of Samuel or Samson, sometimes used as an independent name. "Uncle Sam" has been the personal face of the American government for over a century. Playwright Sam Shepard; actor Sam Waterson; singer Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sam has 4 variant forms: Samm, Sammey, Sammie and Samy.
Baby names that sound like Sam are Sami and Sim.
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Popularity of Sam
Sam is a very popular first name for men (#192 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4017 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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